Saturday 13 January 2024

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products.

To inspire our creations
for the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop this month we are following a sketch.

As soon as I saw this sketch the tools from the Trusty Tools set sprang to mind. I do not have the stamps or dies yet, but I do have a pack of the Trusty Toolbox Sale-a-bration papers to work with.

I've gone super simple with these cards because the papers speak for themselves. My square cards are the width of a standard sized card so they fit in a standard sized envelope. Next time though I might take advantage of these free papers and make a different size card with a matching envelope!

I used my Snips to fussy cut some of the tools and then layered them up onto the papers that coordinated with them. The sentiment is from the Circle Sayings set. It's really versatile and could equally be used for a celebration or to say thank you for a job well done! The words are white heat embossed and then die cut to form a label using either the Stylish shapes or Nested Essential sets.

It was fun to mix and match these papers together and I'm really pleased with how thay turned out. Simple, yet effective! I hope that you are inspired by my cards today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.

Angie McKenzie  ●  Jan Musselman   ●   Annette Ball

Leonie Stuart   ●   AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Karen Henderson

  ●  Tricia Butts   ●   Mo Rootes

Danielle Kassing   ●   Joanna Barnes   ●   Judith Patterson

Do you need any of the products  used on today's cards? If you live in the UK please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop. You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today to add them to your collection.

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. 

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.
Use the current hostess code (January 2024 code: 6RSV4MKP) to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE

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Sale-A-Bration continues until the end of February, and there  are several ways to benefit from this promotion


Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every £45 or £90 you spend (catalogue prices, before shipping and handling).


When you shop BIG you and your guests, if you host a creative gathering with friends, can benefit and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. With personal or party orders of £275 or more you can choose an additional £27.50 worth of products from the catalogues or online store.


During Sale-A-Bration the Starter Kit is even better. In addition to the already excellent value of the Starter Kit, if you decide to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose from two exclusive Starter kit options:
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Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

January 2024 code: 6RSV4MKP



  1. Fabulous cards, Karen! I love them all. I can't wait to work with this DSP. Thank's for sharing this!đŸ’•

    1. Thanks Jan. This DSP is a great starting place for thos masculine cards that we find tricky to make!

  2. Love your interpretation of the sketch. Great cards x

    1. Thanks - I had fun pairing the tools with the background!

  3. Auch a fun interpretation of the sketch, Karen! Love how you used the tools for the main element of the sketch. Thanks for the inspiration as always. x

  4. Love how you have used the tools to suggest the stripes Karen, great idea x

  5. Beautiful card! I didn't like this design paper but I'm going to change my mind! And the idea of using the pencils and tools to recreate the cross in the sketch, really great!